The climate is typically Mediterranean with mild winters, consistently dry summers, and moderate springs and autumns.
Located at the most northerly limits of vine cultivation, Champagne comes under the influence of a dual climate, both oceanic and continental. The continental influence ensures ideal levels of sunlight in summer. The oceanic influence brings steady rainfall, with no significant variations in annual temperatures.
The Bergerac climate is temperate oceanic. Precipitation is evenly spread throughout the period when the vines are producing new growth. April is humid, which boosts vine growth and helps to prevent disastrous spring frosts. The summers are warm and relatively dry, ideal conditions for the ripening of grape clusters. September and October are critical months in determining the production of great vintage wines.